In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, ISWA President David Newman riles at tax dodging political and business elites hoarding money which could save lives with waste and sanitation infrastructure. In his recent blog “How Tax Evasion has Repercussions on Waste Management”, David Newman concludes that:
“… the Panama Papers make it clear that more funds than we imagine are in reality available even in poor countries, like India and Pakistan; it is just that a considerable portion of these funds is not going to Governments and being spent on internal infrastructure, but are being channelled out to offshore accounts. In other words, corrupt elites, for their own personal gain, are diverting money that could be spent stopping people from dying. That is not just a tax crime, it is a crime against the populations of these countries whose people die of poverty…”
You can read the whole blog here.